Item KGFC-1124456 - Preston Place Farm Mill, Angmering

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Preston Place Farm Mill, Angmering


  • 1905 (Creation)

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Edward Lancaster Burne (1869-1946) was an engineer and early member of the Newcomen Society. He designed a system to use windmills to generate electricity. For more information on E Lancaster Burne, see the featured people section of our website.

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(20 July 1917 – December 1969)

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Martin Thomas Mason was born in Fulham, London [1] to John Henry Mason, Teacher of Printing [2], and Edith Martha Rattee [3]. He married Gladys E C Clayden in Wandsworth, London in 1940 [4] and had 5 children.

His uncle, Thomas James Mason, bequeathed him his collection of Syd Simmons’ postcards, a notebook [SHOR-1118066] containing a list of the postcards, and a number of original black and white ink drawings by Karl Salsbury Wood.

He co-authored a book with Kenneth G Farries entitled The Windmills of Surrey and Inner London.

He died in December 1969


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A photograph showing the side of the wind engine at Preston Place Farm Mill at Angmering, West Sussex. The photograph was presumably taken by Lancaster Burne (circa 1905), although this copy was taken by Martin T. Mason and held by both Rex Wailes, and la

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Printed or higher resolution copies of this image can be made available, subject to a charge. Please see for details. Alternatively, a higher resolution copy can be viewed for free at the Mills Archive; please email to arrange an appointment. This image is licensed to the Mills Archive Trust.

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